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UN Secretary-General Visits Nigeria, Discusses 2030 Agenda[viewed]

During an official visit to Nigeria, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon discussed ways in which state governors can contribute to implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. He also met with Nigeria's business and philanthropy leaders to address their role in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and addressing climate change. The visit took place from 23-24 August 2015, in Abuja, Nigeria.

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UNGA President Circulates Draft Resolution on 2030 Agenda[viewed]

The President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Sam Kutesa circulated a draft resolution to transmit the outcome document of the UN Summit for the adoption of the post- 2015 development agenda to the UNGA's 70th session, for adoption during the Summit. He further informed Member States that he will convene a plenary meeting of the UNGA to take action on the draft resolution.

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Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security Adopts Amman Youth Declaration[viewed]

The Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security concluded with the adoption of the 'Amman Youth Declaration,' presenting a common vision and roadmap for the international community's engagement with young people to counter violent extremism and build lasting peace. The Global Forum was organized following an April 2015 thematic debate organized by Jordan during its presidency of the UN Security Council, which aimed to step up global attention to the potential contribution of youth to the global peace agenda.

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Event: Fourth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament[viewed]

Convened by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in cooperation with the UN, this World Conference constitutes a forum for dialogue and cooperation between parliaments at the highest level, and is part of a series of high-level meetings leading up to the UN Summit for the adoption of post-2015 development agenda in September.

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Event: Meeting of Senior Government Officials Expert in Environmental Law on the Midterm Review of the Montevideo Programme IV[viewed]

The meeting of senior government officials expert in environmental law on the midterm review of the fourth Programme for the Development and Periodic Review of Environmental Law (Montevideo Programme IV), which is being convened by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), will bring together experts in the field of environmental law from governments, as well as various organizations.

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Event: High-level Multi-stakeholder Strategy Forum on South-South and Triangular Cooperation Post-2015[viewed]

A High-level Multi-stakeholder Strategy Forum on the theme “Scaling-up Global Support for South-South and Triangular Cooperation in the Context of the Post-2015 Development Agenda” will be held as follow-up to the High-level Meeting on South-South and Triangular Cooperation in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, “Financing for Development in the South and Technology Transfer,” which was held from 17-18 May 2015, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Event: 21st Senior Officials Meeting of the EMG[viewed]

The 21st senior officials meeting of the Environmental Management Group (EMG) (SOM-21) will be held in conjunction with the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) and the UN Sustainable Development Summit 2015.

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Stockholm World Water Week Focuses on Water for Development[viewed]

The opening plenary of World Water Week featured a lecture by Stockholm Water Prize Laureate Rajendra Singh, and a statement on 'Raising the profile of water in the global climate discourse' by Manuel Pulgar-Vidal Otálora, President of the COP 20 to the UNFCCC. A high-level panel discussion also took place, featuring: Gina Casar, UN Development Programme (UNDP); Adnan Amin, Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA); Héla Cheikhrouhou, Executive Director, Green Climate Fund (GCF); Barbara Frost, Chief Executive, WaterAid; and Laura Barneby, Unilever.

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6th Regional 3R Forum Examines Economic Opportunities Offerred by 3Rs and Resource Efficiency[viewed]

The Sixth Regional 3R (reduce, reuse, recycle) Forum in Asia and the Pacific met in Male, Maldives from 16-19 August 2015 to discuss economic opportunities posed by 3Rs, the linkages between waste management, urban management, water security and sustainable tourism, and national progress toward the 2023 3R goals set by the Forum in its 2013 Ha Noi Declaration. The outcome document, inter alia, recognizes the contribution of the 3Rs to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the post-2015 development agenda.

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IMF, USAID to Cooperate on Capacity Development [viewed]

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enhance their cooperation in capacity development. The MOU was signed on 20 August 2015 in Washington DC, US.

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